CIO & CISO STRATEGY MEETING
Agile, Adaptive, Resilient, Bold
March 2, 2021 | New York, NY
Naeem Hashmi, Digital Health Solutions, Strategic Advisor
Naeem, Digital Health Solutions Strategic Advisor at Boston Scientific, is a multidisciplinary thought leader, author of bestsellers’ book, written hundreds of thought-provoking enterprise intelligence features/articles. He has served as CIO/CTO, VP, Director, Strategic Consultant, and Product Engineer at fortune 100 companies to startups. For over a decade, Naeem served as a judge for Innovative CIO Leadership awards by MIT, CHIME, HIMSS, AHA, and Intelligent Enterprise organization. Naeem has lectured at Harvard and MIT on innovative enterprise intelligent system designs. Naeem holds MSc in Experimental Nuclear Physics, MS in Radiological Health and Environmental Sciences specializing in high-performance computing.
Alyson Hudson, Chief Information Officer, Human Resources
Alyson is a leader of people and technology executive with a highly successful career spanning several industries. As CIO for Human Resources, Alyson drives the use of technology to new highs enabling re-skilling, employee growth, organizational agility and talent. Alyson drives change and innovation and has delivered several industry leading implementations leveraging cloud technology as well as global systems and ERP implementations in both public and private companies. Alyson’s drive and energy are a catalyst for the teams she leads, and is consistently rated as a top performer delivering results while managing globally distributed teams.
Alyson builds excellent business relationships and understands the business implications and value of technology and innovation. A self-starter, Alyson is dedicated to delivering value, profitability and business success.
Living in New Jersey, Alyson spends her precious down time adventuring across the world with her husband and adult children.
Amit Basu, Vice President, Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer
Amit Basu is the CIO and CISO at International Seaways in New York. Amit is a proven IT leader, who has pioneered several technology innovations in maritime. He was instrumental in designing a multi-layered cybersecurity framework for protecting information assets. Amit’s current focus areas are cloud computing and leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to mitigate the security risks of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Amit holds an MBA in Information Management and a Certified Information Security Manager from ISACA. He is also certified in Cybersecurity Risk Management by HarvardX and in Maritime Cybersecurity by Lloyds Maritime.
Balusamy Arumugam, Head of Global Security Architecture | Chief Security Architect
Balusamy Arumugam is the Head of Global Security Architecture at Mars built a team of 9 information security architects responsible for technology strategy, security standards, cloud security enablement, regulatory compliance assessment, and architecture governance for all new projects. Currently leading the Global Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) service for all of Mars (120+ brands, 80+ countries, and 100-500M consumer identities) and a team of 60+ architects, project managers, and engineers.
He has extensive experience in leading global transformation projects involving cutting-edge and emerging technology such as AI, machine learning, blockchain, RPA, IoT, cloud transformation, big data/ advanced analytics, and consumer IAM that consistently enhance capabilities, capture new efficiencies, and improve customer experience.
Balusamy is a thought leader in emerging technology and security areas as a research fellow in smart grid security for NBISE, a contributor to the Center for Internet Security, author of whitepapers, and speaker/panelist for numerous CISO/CIO Summits.
R. Daniel Shyne, Chief Information Officer
Center for Disability Services
Dan Shyne is the Chief Information Officer for the Center for Disability Services, in Albany, NY. He is responsible for overseeing all information services, including strategic planning, operations and project delivery for the Center’s 88 facilities, which provide all facets of care, and treatment for individuals with disabilities.
Mr. Shyne has more than 25 years in technology leadership across a variety of industries. Prior to joining the Center, Mr. Shyne held similar roles in manufacturing, technology consulting and education. Mr. Shyne received his MBA from SUNY Albany and a MS in Health Services Administration from the Russell Sage Colleges.
Samer Ghanem, Strategic Advisor for the CISO of New York City
City of New York-Cyber Command
Samer is an accomplished information technology and cybersecurity leader with a proven record in information security, risk management, enterprise architecture, and technology management. Working with New York City agencies to reduce cyber risk and improve the resiliency of the services provided to New Yorkers. Before New York City Cyber Command, Samer held technology leadership positions at AGT International including Chief Information Officer, Global VP of IT and Systems, and Director of Global IT. He also held technology roles at BMW and AnswerThink Corporation and holds advisory roles in multiple technology and security companies.
Lynne Chernow, Senior Technology Executive
Lynne Chernow is a strategic consultant to CIOs and CISOs in the NYC area and is currently working with Information Security leaders at Fordham University. Previously, she was SVP of Software Engineering and IT Chief of Staff for HBO. She developed and managed teams building applications across the media supply chain in support of content distribution to HBO GO, HBO On Demand, iTunes, Xbox, and Amazon domestically and in international markets.
Lynne is a Distinguished Fellow at Avasant and was named a National Fellow of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. She volunteers with many organizations, with a focus on facilitating underserved women’s entry into technology careers.
Devendra Mehta, Chief Information Officer
Stone Clinical Laboratories
Devendra Mehta is the Chief Information Officer for Stone Clinical Laboratories. Devendra brings over 15 years of experience in various leadership roles along with 25 years in technology. Some of his key achievements include successfully leading both private and public sector organizations through HITRUST and ISO certifications. He has created security programs from the ground up ensuring compliance while leading both application and operations teams that have enabled organizations to improve cash flow, ensure compliance, build teams, improve customer relations which leads to sales growth.
David Atkins, Principal Solutions Architect
David is a solution architect with over 20 years of experience helping enterprises innovate by applying modern tools, architectures, and best practices to get business value out of technology. Extensive technology background including enterprise architecture, business rules management, application development platforms, digital experience platforms, integration middleware, service-oriented architectures, and more.
John David Little, Senior CMS Market Strategist
J.D. Little is a Senior CMS Market Strategist, a creative communicator, an educator, and an advocate for change. Beginning his career in traditional media technology, he has been helping business leaders navigate the waves of disruptive innovation for more than 25 years.
Samuel Harrington, Cyber Security Manager
Samuel Harrington is a Cyber Security Manager at Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. At Darktrace, Harrington works with leading organizations in a range of industries to deploy and operationalize cutting-edge technologies. During Harrington’s time at Darktrace, the company has grown to over 4,500 customers and has been the recipient of numerous achievements, including Forbes Cloud and CNBC Disruptor 50. Samuel holds a Bachelor’s degree from Miami University and is based in Darktrace’s New York office.